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The BBC World Service's Africa editor Will Ross says over the past year there have been dozens of attacks on health centres and on people working to stop Ebola.
The violence is thought to be fuelled by the belief among many people that the ***** is not real, which can lead to mistrust of those working in the sector.
When medics call for people to forgo traditional rites to ensure safe burials, for example, it can create animosity. Some people even feel Ebola is a hoax created by medics to get well-paid jobs
 

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Evo Morales is a left-wing populist who undermined democracy and outstayed his shelf life. Certain right-wing populists could learn something from him. :shuffle:
 

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Disturbing - the issue is finally getting some, or more, international attention. I've read elsewhere that the number of detainees in camps is 3 million. :( To anyone who thought the Holocaust could never happen again - it is. :mad: I do understand that these camps aren't akin to the Holocaust camps in that they are not gassing people to death. But even so, the situation speaks to ongoing human rights issues in the world.

 
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Evo Morales is a left-wing populist who undermined democracy and outstayed his shelf life. Certain right-wing populists could learn something from him. :shuffle:
Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire with foreign support

 

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India Prepares to Block Naturalization for Muslims (NY Times)

This is really frightening.

HYDERABAD, India — India took a major step toward the official marginalization of Muslims on Monday, as Parliament opened debate on a bill that would establish a religious test for migrants’ eligibility to become citizens, solidifying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda.

The bill, which is expected to easily pass the lower house of Parliament, would give migrants of all of South Asia’s major religions — except Islam — a clear path to Indian citizenship. It is the most significant move yet to profoundly alter India’s secular nature enshrined by its founding leaders when the country gained independence in 1947.
 

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